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Wine bottle: C.1322-1928

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Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Southwark Pottery (Pottery)
Perhaps Brislington Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with the inscription 'S/W K/1655 surrounded by loopy paraphs

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed except for the underside, and painted in blue. The jug has a low foot, a bulbous body, a narrow cylindrical neck with a bulge below the top, and a flattened oval loop handle. The front bears the initials and date, 'S/WK/1655' , surrounded by four loopy paraphs.

Notes

History note: William Edkins; Sotheby's, 21 May 1891,Old English pottery and porcelain and other objects of art, lot 15; Sir John Evans; his sale, Christie's, 14 February 1911, Interesting collection of Lambeth pottery, Rhodian, Hispano-Mauro and other faience, silver plate and objects of art, lot 15; purchased by Mr Stoner for Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 15 cm
Height: 5 7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Southwark ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England
  • Brislington ⪼ Somerset ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt Body

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: diamond motif between W and K

  • Text: S/W K/1655
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1322-1928
Primary reference Number: 71814
Old object number: 3335
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 11 August 2017 Last processed: Saturday 15 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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